Sindhu wins a billion hearts, creates history at Rio

RSTV Bureau
 India's Pusarla V Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil  Photo-PTI

India’s Pusarla V Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Spain’s Carolina Marin in women’s Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
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P V Sindhu etched her name in the Indian sporting history on Friday after winning the first ever a silver medal in the Olympics from India. Her credit reached further high with her becoming the first women to do so…

Born into an athlete family Sidhu has had wish to represent the country form beginning. With Friday’s medal she has fulfilled her dream of carrying Indian flag at the Olympic podium, first in an Individual sport by a shutler….

“A day before a girl has got a bronze, it’s me now. We have all played well. There will be ups and downs in sport like in life. Losing one or two points. I would like to congratulate everyone. It’s been a great week for me,” said Sindhu.

P V Sindhu said she is happy to win silver in the women’s singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to win a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics here today.

“I’m really proud about it. I’m really happy. I could not win the gold. But I really worked hard. It was anybody’s game.

Sindhu also praised Marin, two-time World Championship her Olymic gold.

“I also congratulate Carolina. It’s been a wonderful week for me. It’s anybody’s aim to win a medal at the Olympics.”

India's badminton player Pusarla Sindhu's mother, P. Vijaya, left, and father, P.V. Ramana, cheer as they watch live telecast of the final of women's singles badminton match, in Hyderabad on Friday. Sindhu claimed a silver medal. Photo-PTI

India’s badminton player Pusarla Sindhu’s mother, P. Vijaya, left, and father, P.V. Ramana, cheer as they watch live telecast of the final of women’s singles badminton match, in Hyderabad on Friday. Sindhu claimed a silver medal.
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President Pranab Mukherjee joined the nation in congratulating shuttler PV Sindhu for winning a silver medal in the women’s singles at the Rio Olympic Games.

Sindhu lost the final 21-19 12-21 15-21 to world number one from Spain Carolina Marin in the final to settle for a historic silver medal.

“The people of India rejoice with your family and you on the remarkable achievement. Your grit, mental strength and brilliant display today will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sports persons that they can achieve the pinnacle of any sport at the international level. My best wishes are with you for all future endeavours,” the President said in his message to the young shuttler.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated P V Sindhu for winning the Silver medal in Rio Olympics, saying her accomplishment is historic and will be remembered for years.

He praised Sindhu for fighting it well in Badminton final in which she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin.

“Congrats for the Silver @Pvsindhu1. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at #Rio2016 is historic & will be remembered for years,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Sindhu wins silver medal in Rio Olypics 2016 Photo-PTI

Sindhu wins silver medal in Rio Olypics 2016
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Congratulating P V Sindhu for silver medal in the Rio, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said she played like a star and her medal is “the most precious jewel in the Crown of Mother India today”.

“Sindhu played like a star, unwavering in her pursuit, tireless in her game and kindled a new hope in every young Indian to perform like her, be like her,” she said.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu joined the nation in congratulating P V Sindhu on winning silver medal in badminton at the Rio Olympics.

“By fighting relentlessly for the gold with commendable spirit, Sindhu stood as an inspiration for score of Indian youth. We are proud that she’s a Telugu girl,” Chandrababu said in a statement.

The Badminton sensation was the top searched athlete in Google India, followed by bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik.

“Following her sensational move against world number 6 Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the women’s badminton singles, PV Sindhu was the top searched Indian athlete, followed by debut medallist Sakshi Malik,” Google said.